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Industrial water treatment and cooling tower biocide at ammonia plant

Cooling Tower Water Treatment at Top Ammonia Producer in Oklahoma

A top ammonia producer in the United States is successfully keeping their industrial cooling  tower water free of biological contaminants through effective biofilm and algae removal.

The facility is taking safety measures by eliminating the use and storage of hazardous chemicals at their facility by using industrial water treatment system with MIOX on-site hypochlorite generator.

Results from three successful installations at different sites throughout North America show MIOX is the preferred cooling water treatment chemical for biological control, optimal facility safety, and corporate sustainability.

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Legionella Prevention at Large Hospital in Indiana, USA

Waterborne illness from microbial growth in building water distribution systems is a real threat to water safety and communities. MIOX’s patented Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) chemistry for secondary disinfection can help eradicate biofilm that can harbor Legionella and other microorganisms without the use of Chlorine Dioxide. MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution and sodium hypochlorite generators improve workplace safety by eliminating the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals while maintaining steady disinfection residuals.

On-site generated Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) using salt, water, and electricity provide one of the best options available for control of Legionella, ultimately resulting improved safety and elimination of biological hazards. Legionnaires’ disease (LD), the more severe form of legionellosis, is characterized as a type of pneumonia. Legionellosis is caused when Legionella pneumophila or other Legionella species are introduced to a host as an aerosol, such as from the spray from a shower. The infection can be fatal. Easy to kill in its free-floating form, Legionella can harbor in biofilms, which then slough off and can aerosolize in faucets and shower heads.  By controlling biofilm, Legionella can be effectively controlled.  Mixed Oxidants offers the most effective, safest and lowest cost option for the control of biofilm.  Mixed Oxidants also meet ASHRAE standards for secondary disinfection of institutional piping.

The chart below shows the results of MOS at pH 8.5 against Legionella.  MOS provided better disinfection (>5.5 log inactivation) compared to the other biocides and validated field data whereby bromine chemistry and non-oxidizing biocides are easily replaced with MOS chemistry.  Hypochlorite (bleach only achieved a 4 log inactivation and bromine showed 4 log initially and then decreased in efficacy over time.

Legionella control in Cooling Tower Water

Legionella control in Cooling Tower Water

 

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Reducing Oil & Gas Water Treatment Costs

Calculate Produced

Recycling, reusing or treating produced water does not always have to be expensive.  Most Oil & Gas companies manage more water than they do hydrocarbons.  While MIOX is not a 100% solution to all produced water treatment, frac water treatment and hydrogen sulfide removal needs, it does do the heavy lifting.

On-site chemical generation systems can safely and cost effectively generate disinfection products for oil and gas drilling and produced water treatment and distribution.  Optional mobile units such as Blackwater, generate chemicals on site and on demand using simple reagents, increasing worker and community safety by replacing delivered chemicals at the well or production site.

The MIOX System

Cost effectively provide oxidant on site in order to maintain performance.  The MIOX system uses salt and electricity to generate a chlorine-based solution that contains other, more powerful, oxidants as well.  The superior mixed oxidant chemistry makes it equally effective at higher pH.  Since oxidants have superior algae-killing properties, additional savings may be realized.

Two main consumables are used to compare costs for chemical generation – salt and electricity.  As a result, the estimated operational costs – and savings – is a combination of the salt cost, electrical cost, and cell replacement costs. Many of our customers have been seeing steady, and in some cases, dramatically increasing cost increases, up to 10% or more per year, for bleach over the past two years.

Cost Factors

Drivers include rising transportation costs and increasing security costs. In contrast, salt and electrical costs have been very stable over the past 5 years, offering a higher degree of confidence in future costs of operating the system; return on Investment is typically 18 – 36 months or less.

During produced and flowback water treatment, oil & gas companies want to avoid dangerous chemicals whenever possible. They also want to remove iron, treat out Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) and ammonia and they want to eliminate bacteria which can later cause Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) issues, corrosion, poor well performance, and other problems. MIOX’s Mixed Oxidant helps with all of these issues.  To see the safety improvements for oil & gas, click here.

 

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Hydrogen Sulfide Removal in Oil & Gas Water

The MIOX DifferenceThe chemicals used for treating for hydrogen sulfide (H2S) in the oil and gas industry can sometimes be just as hazardous as the H2S itself. MIOX wants to eliminate these hazardous chemicals and let oil & gas companies create their own safe chemistry on-demand as they need it. Whether it is high volume treatment, or low volume treatments in the middle of nowhere with no resources, MIOX’s sodium hypochlorite generators will meet your needs.

Field tests and laboratory studies performed to date show that MOS tends to speed reaction rates or drive oxidation reactions to completion compared to sodium hypochlorite.

MOS breaks down odor causing compounds, such as phenols or organochloramines and remove the musty odors of geosmin and methyl isoborneol (MIB) caused when water sources suffer from algae blooms.

  • Oxidize hydrogen sulfides more rapidly than chlorine and without ph adjustment.
  • Lower doses of MOS achieves microbial inactivation, thus reducing the addition of chemicals to the water supply.

With sufficient dosing, MOS does not require a detention tank, filter system, and head can be maintained from the wells to distribution.

MIOX systems require only ordinary food grade salt, eliminating the transportation, handling, and storing of hazardous chemical.  Employees do not need to wear protective gear, and there are no storage compatibility issues.  Since the solution is stored and injected into flowback and produced water at less than one percent concentrations, the oxidant solution is not considered a hazardous material, but rather an environmentally benign yet highly effective chemical.

How It Works

Table salt (NaCl) is mixed with water to create a brine solution. This brine is then passed through MIOX’s proprietary equipment which applies an electric current, creating a Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS). This electrolysis process results in a Mixed Oxidant solution that is dilute enough to impose no Health, Safety or Environmental concerns. (See video below)

A Safer Oxidant

When compared to other chemicals, such as conventional biocides, we dramatically reduce exposure on-site. No special clean-up or spill procedures, or potentially expensive air quality testing needs to be observed with MIOX Mixed Oxidant Solution chemistry.

 

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Operation Blessing Uses MIOX On-Site Chemical Generators To Aid Typhoon Haiyan

Operation Blessing International President, Bill Horan, confirms lack of safe drinking water is one of the biggest problems facing the relief efforts.  With raw sewage overflowing as a result of the typhoon, water supplies are contaminated.

”One of the most pressing challenges in a major disaster such as this is providing clean water,” says Horan. “These state-of-the-art MIOX units will be of immeasurable help in our efforts to provide clean drinking water for tens of thousands of people each day.”

In the video below, Horan showcases the a MIOX BPS portable sodium hypochlorite generator and how the people in the Philippines are utilizing the technology to provide safe drinking water to those impacted by Super Typhoon Haiyan.

The MIOX Brine Pump System (BPS) used in the video weighs under 12 kg (26 lbs.) and can be set up to start generating disinfectant within a matter of minutes.  The unit can treat up to 45 cubic meters (12,000 gallons) of water per day if operated continuously. Power requirements are 12 VDC, making it possible to use solar, generator, or battery power, as well as power from the wall. BPS units were utilized in both Sri Lanka and Thailand after the tsunami for drinking water treatment and medical equipment sterilization, in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina for cooking and shower water, and in in Haiti after devastating Hurricane Isaac.

WATCH VIDEO: Operation Blessing’s Hurricane Isaac video featuring MIOX technology for disaster relief.

About MIOX On-Site Generators

MIOX offers a comprehensive line of on-site disinfectant generators designed to solve virtually every water disinfectant treatment challenge. Field tested and proven, MIOX generators are available in a variety of sizes, and chemistries and are scaleable to produce some of the highest volume and rate demands on the planet.

On-site generation of chemistries for water disinfection is a technology that is based on decades-old scientific principles.  MIOX on-site generators (OSGs) use an electrolysis process that takes a solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water and applies electricity, to produce chlorine-based disinfection chemistry.

Expertly designed MOS and sodium hypochlorite generators from MIOX give customers the freedom to produce disinfectants in the amount they need, when they need it.  Because of the benefits that OSGs provide, many industries are switching to on-site chemical generation and moving away from more traditional chlorine delivery systems such as chlorine gas, concentrated sodium hypochlorite, and bulk calcium hypochlorite.

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On Site Hypochlorite Generator compared to Bulk Hypochlorite

Delivered vs. On-Site GenerationIs less better than more?  It might be in most cases, but in the case of disinfection chemicals, using less chemical to complete the job is always better than using more.  On Site Hypochlorite Generation could be your answer.

Chlorine gas is usually the disinfection chemical of choice for municipal potable water and wastewater systems due to its low cost and ease of maintenance.

However, the hazardous status of chlorine gas and its potential as a terrorist target are driving many facilities to consider alternative disinfection methods.  The decision frequently comes down to a choice between commercial sodium hypochlorite delivered in bulk and sodium hypochlorite on-site generators (OSG’s).

Below is a white paper that shows why on-site generators are a more favorable solution than delivered hypo, with a better safety record, more favorable lifecycle costs, ease of operation and maintenance, and an improved carbon footprint.  Addresses in the paper are the following factors:

  • Cost
  • Operation & Maintenance
  • Environmental Impact
  • Safety

Download by clicking the image below!

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How On-Site Chemical Generation Works, The Electrolysis Process

On-site generation of chemistries for water disinfection is a technology that is based on decades-old scientific principles.  MIOX on-site generators (OSGs) use an electrolysis process that takes a solution of sodium chloride (salt) and water and applies electricity, to produce chlorine-based disinfection chemistry.  Expertly designed Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) and sodium hypochlorite generators from MIOX give customers the freedom to produce disinfectants in the amount they need, when they need it.  Because of the benefits that OSGs provide, many industries and water treatment companies are switching to on-site chemical generation and moving away from more traditional chlorine delivery systems such as chlorine gas, concentrated sodium hypochlorite, and bulk calcium hypochlorite.

MIOX chemistries have multiple water disinfection application including
Municipal water treatment, industrial water treatment, aquatics water, hospital disinfectant, secondary disinfection and legionella treatment, food and beverage processing, livestock watering and farm sanitation solutions, and oil and gas water and produced water treatment.

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Drinking Water Treatment, Reduce Disinfection Byproducts

MIOX is a cutting-edge technology company that has been making EPA approved safe drinking water for close to twenty years. Many communities are turning to MIOX clean water technology for their surface water treatment and groundwater water treatment because Mixed Oxidant Solution (MOS) is a proven disinfectant for cost-effectively reducing disinfection byproducts and improving the quality and safety of drinking water.

MIOX’s extensive experience in water disinfection ranges from rural communicates to large cities with more than 10 million people – such as city of Bogota, Columbia (testimonial) where MIOX on-site chemical generation cost-effectively replaced dangerous chlorine gas.

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MIOX Water Treatment Equipment for On-Site Chemical Generation

MIOX Electrolytic Cells have been optimized to provide a comprehensive line of extremely effective and environmentally-neutral disinfectants.  MIOX’s MOS (Mixed Oxidant Solution) and HYPO (sodium hypochlorite solution) chemistries offer unique performance and water disinfection benefits that improve processes for industries including oil and gas water treatment, industrial water treatment, cooling tower water treatment, and municipal drinking and wastewater treatment.

MIOX invests deeply in intellectual property and regularly partners with new industries to develop water treatment technology solutions that meet very unique water disinfection needs.  MIOX holds 25 current patents on their technology with several patents pending and numerous provisional patents.  MIOX also protects several trade secrets focused on electrolytic chemistry, electrolytic cell design and control, electrolysis know-how, and on-site generation design.  Most notably, in the past year MIOX has patented several novel electrolytic chemistries which have an enormous potential for making the world a better place by completely changing the way people approach disinfection.

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On-Site Generation | Water Treatment Equipment | Virtual Tour of MIOX OSG

MIOX offers a comprehensive product line of on-site disinfectant generators designed to solve virtually every water disinfection and water treatment challenge. Field tested and proven, MIOX on-site generation systems are available in a variety of sizes, and chemistries and are scalable to produce some of the highest volume and rate demands on the planet.

On-site generated MOS (Mixed Oxidant Solution) and HYPO (sodium hypochlorite solution) are your smarter disinfection solution to increase performance, ROI, safety and revenue.  But did you know that MIOX systems are very easy to operate and designed for high efficiency, low lifecycle cost, durability and reliability?

Let us show you how easy it is to generate disinfection chemistry at your site. Eliminate the transportation, storage and handling of hazardous chemicals AND generate a more effective disinfectant.

 

MIOX Chemistries are replacing delivered bulk chemicals in many industries across the globe:

Municipal Drinking & Wastewater, Industrial Wastewater Treatment & Reuse, Swimming Pools & Spas, Hospital Secondary Disinfection, Food & Beverage Processing, Livestock Watering & Sanitation Solutions, Oil & Gas Water Treatment & Reuse, Cooling Tower Water Treatment.

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